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  • Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are trying to put aside their differences for the holidays, a report says
  • Friends of the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum reportedly think the couple could end their marriage early next year
  • Spelling recently fueled split rumors when fans noticed that her husband was absent from her holiday Instagram posts

Tori Spelling's friends believe she may file for divorce from husband Dean McDermott after the holidays, a report says.

An unnamed source recently told Us Weekly that Spelling, 48, and McDermott, 55, "are trying to celebrate the holidays as a family and put aside their differences."

However, the insider said that friends of the "Beverly Hills, 90210" alum "think divorce can happen early in the new year."

Amid reports of the pair's troubled marriage, Spelling and McDermott were spotted taking their kids out to dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Los Angeles over Thanksgiving weekend. The couple shares five children — sons Liam Aaron, 14, Finn Davey, 9, and Beau Dean, 4, and daughters Stella Doreen, 13, and Hattie Margaret, 10.

Spelling recently fueled the split speculation when fans noticed that her husband was absent from her holiday Instagram posts, including a family photo on a Christmas card that read, "Tori and family," and a picture of the family’s stockings.

She later clarified that McDermott, whom she married in 2006, was shooting a movie in Canada when the family holiday photo was taken.

"They’re still figuring things out," the source told Us Weekly of the couple. "She certainly puts on a front at times and has yet to share details of what her plans are."

Last week, E! News reported, citing an unnamed source close to Spelling, that the actress has met with her lawyers and was planning to file for divorce "very soon."

"The marriage is over and has been for a very long time now," the insider added.

Spelling's friends were surprised that the actress and McDermott didn't end their marriage years ago, an unnamed source told Page Six in October. According to the insider, her pals were not huge fans of the actor.

The same tipster said that Spelling seemed to have cut off some people in her circle. Many of the Spelling's "old friends" appeared to have stopped talking to her and having girls' nights with the actress, the source claimed.

The holiday tension comes after months of divorce rumors. The "sTORI Telling" author first raised eyebrows when she revealed that they no longer sleep on the same bed during an interview on SiriusXM Radio Andy's "Jeff Lewis Live" in June.

Shortly after, McDermott was spotted without his wedding ring — which he later said was simply lost during a round of golf. Spelling was then photographed in October outside a lawyer's office with documents that read "assets," "support" and "custody."

Despite their marital problems, Spelling and McDermott still plan to enjoy Christmas and the New Year with their kids in the coming weeks, according to Us Weekly.

Dean McDermott Tori Spelling Former "90210" star Tori Spelling reportedly suspects her husband, Dean McDermott, had an account on Ashley Madison. Photo: Getty Images/Michael Kovac